Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Book Review: Only the Good Spy Young

TITLE: Only the Good Spy Young
Book 4 in the Gallagher Girls series
AUTHOR: Ally Carter
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: adventure, mystery, romance
PREMISE: Cammie's world is rocked when someone she trusts turns out to be a double agent.
MY REVIEW: I've been having rotten luck with books lately (you may have noticed, sorry) so probably I'm being overenthusiatic about this book but I can't help it. I love the Gallagher Girls series. Ridiculous premise? Sure. But in the end, who cares? Cammie is such a refreshing heroine. She doesn't lose her head or personality over some guy. She doesn't whine constantly about her unfair life. She doesn't lust after a supernatural creature. She's smart, thinks for herself, loves being a spy (most of the time), and the guy she likes actually is human and NOT A JERK. Arrogant, sure, but he actually respects her which is a nice change of pace and he's just as interesting as Cammie is. Also her friends are awesome as is her mother who actually ;gasp; does some parenting!
If you've read Gallagher Girls before you know what to expect. This book takes what's already a great series and kicks it up a notch. Carter rocks Cammie's world and shakes things up in ways you don't expect (although I did sort of suspect that her dad may be alive) and then she leaves off with a brilliant (but evil) cliffhanger that will leave you begging for more. Or at least I can't wait till the next one.
Between this and Heist Society (Book 2 comes out soon!) Carter is quickly becoming one of my favorite YA authors. Actually, I'm digging most of these books that the Disney Hyperion group is publishing. They also publish the awesome Hex Hall series, Rick Riordan's books, and are coming out with a new angel series that looks interesting. All in all a great addition to the Gallagher Girls series and I can't wait till book 5.
WHO SHOULD READ: those that have read the first 3 Gallagher Girls books, Heist Society fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five spy gadgets

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